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March 2018 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild

Our Member's Art show at the Great Frame Up is almost here! We had a record amount of
entries this year so the show is going to be one big, fantastic show! Be sure to invite all your
families, friends, colleagues, etc. You will be getting a nice email invitation to send out to
everyone, so be sure do get the word out. Don't forget, this is People's Choice which
means everyone there gets to vote for their favorites to win cash awards.

Also, be sure to attend our March Member's meeting, Wednesday the 14 th . We will have the
wonderful, very well-known sculptor Tim King, as our guest artist. He will be sharing his very
unique technique in creating his amazing sculptures. This is one evening NOT to be missed!!
Happy creating!
Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
Shows & Events

March 9th - April 7th 2018

June 2018
Member Show
Barn A - Boulder Fairgrounds

August 2018
Boulder County Fair
In Case you Missed Last Month's Meeting!

Thank you to Jill Rumley for demonstrating how to easily photograph your artwork using only your smartphone!

Jill demonstrated how you can use a free app called SnapSeed on your phone to photograph and edit artwork for posting online, facebook, newsletters, websites and more!

For more information, contact Jill Rumley at

Jill started the presentation with this photo above

Here is the result after Jill demonstrated editing in SnapSeed.
We want your ART NEWS!

We would love to share your successes, shows and other wonderful things you may have going on in your art world!

To share your good news, send an email to Jill Rumley, our newsletter editor along with some photos.

Please write out your announcements EXACTLY how you want them to read.

We will gladly publish your submission as written, and we hold no responsibility for incorrect information.  

For the consideration of our readers, please keep your article SHORT and include complete contact information if applicable. Remember: Who, What, Where, When and Why.

Please remember, all articles and announcements are due no later than the 20th of each month.  

Pastel Painting 
by Jill Rumley
"A Golden Moment at 
Golden Ponds"
Member Meeting 
Wednesday, March 14th

5:30 pm Meet & Greet
Demonstration begins at 6:00 pm
Great Frame Up 
(430 Main St. Longmont)

Artist Social & Presentation By Tim King - "Sculpture: Tradition through Technology"

Tim King sculpts to express his joy of the beauty and goodness he sees in the world. 

His sculptures show his appreciation and gratefulness of life's blessings.  Tim's process and tools integrate digital design and 3D printing into the ancient art of bronze sculpture.  He will discuss lost-wax bronze casting, Brush digital sculpting, and 3D printing. View his website for more inspiration:  

Website:   www.Bronze.Biz

Please bring the following to the meeting:  
1. Snack to share
2. Paper and pen to take notes
3. Your beautiful self!

Suggestions for future activities?
Please email Nancy.   

Last months Mini Art Show Winner!

And congratulations to Karin van Haaren for being our mini-art show winner for her wonderful painting!

Photo by Jill Rumley

2018 Workshops:

We're changing the way we sponsor workshops this year!

If you are an artist (LAG member or non-member) we can help promote your workshop!

We will announce your workshop at our monthly meeting & pass around a sign up sheet.

Workshops will no longer be held at the Clover Bldg. Artists giving workshops will be holding them at their own studio or other location arranged by the instructor.

If you would like to give a workshop, please contact
Nan Sanford at
Winter Weather
In the event that winter weather is severe, LAG will cancel the monthly member meeting by notifying members via email, Facebook and our webpage.
Quick Links to the Website  
Kristine Hill

Ellen Ehrhardt
acrylic, alcohol ink, watercolor

Cathy Charles
Watercolor, oils

Jean Riordan
oil, watercolor

Linda Bice
acrylic, pastel
LAG Board of Directors

Susan Steven, President

Janis Buck, Vice President

Karin van Haaren, Secretary

Yvonne Ogg, Treasurer

Publicity -
Rhonda Crosman

Lenina Olivas

Hospitality - Janis Buck

Newsletter & Website: 
Jill Rumley
Activity Director - 
Nancy Champion

Workshops & Venues -
Nan Sanford
Art Classes at Suzanne Frazier's Art Studio

1515 Main Street #201, Longmont, CO 80501
To schedule a class or workshop:  303-502-0751 or

Saturday Art Workshops ;
10 am to 3 pm at Suzanne's Longmont Studio
Cost: $72 for two art sessions & drawing paper.
Bring your own oil pastels or purchase a box of 36 for $10.
In between sessions, we have lunch at a nearby restaurant. 
Saturday, March 24
Abstraction - We will look at two ways to create your personal style beginning with Distortion and moving to Abstraction. 
Saturday, April 28
Drawing Using Traditional Techniques - We will follow the Impressionists and copy a master work and then look at how we can appropriate ideas from other cultures.

Introduction to Contemplative Art Retreat Days

Saturday, March 3   from 10 am to 3:30 pm
at Creative Life Center in Westminster

Saturday, March 17 from 9 am to 4 pm
in Woodland Park, Colorado

Saturday, April 14 or  Sunday April 15    1pm - 3pm
at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Boulder

Our Sponsors


St. Stephens Episcopal Church

April 11 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show, Art Swap and Activity with Christine Jarvis - "Pulled String Art."
Anyone can make unique works of art by dipping string into paint or ink, making pulled string art.  Christine will provide all materials for this fun activity, but it can be a little messy so bring an apron or smock.  Christine is a dedicated mixed media recycle addict who specializes in acrylics and found objects, she is often found digging through piles of discards looking for just the right accent for a piece.  Her work tends to focus on science and the environment, the deviance of man, the increasing world population, the effects of industry on the planet and the consequences this has on nature.  Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise that lead to the next body of work. She won 1 st place at the Boulder County Fair in 2017 for mixed media.

May 9 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Activity with Janet Strickler - Design a Mandala.  
Design a Mandala(on a cardboard coaster provided), please bring permanent markers, pencils, colored pencils and ruler.  Janet Strickler is a mixed media artist living and working in Colorado.  She works with many different materials, including recycled and reclaimed objects, construction leftovers and natural materials.  Much of her work involves a spiritual element and often uses geometry and pattern.  She loves to experiment with new combinations of materials and sharing this playful approach teaching classes at her studio called Play-Shops.  

Check out her Website to see more:

the Optical Center
Good Eats Grill
1114 Francis Street
Longmont, CO 

February - April 2018
Nancy Champion

May - July 2018
Jill Rumley

August - October 2018
Hazel McCoy

November 2018 - January 2019
Diane Wood

If you would like to show your work at this venue, please Contact: 
Hazel McCoy at 
  or (303) 772-7383

Sun Rose Cafe
379 Main Street
Longmont CO 80501

Next show later in 2018!

If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Ogg at:

The Optical Center
521 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Currently showing:

John Baker-Batsel
Ray Geier
Christine Jarvis
Gwen Kowalski
Jill Kulano
Lisa Larsen
Yvonne Ogg
Allan Robertson

Please stop and view their work and give them your support. 

If you are interested in showing your work at this venue, please contact Yvonne Ogg at:

Boulder Medial Center
Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.
Suite 400
Longmont, CO

Currently showing through 
mid June 2018

Sally Fulton
Amy Sammoury
Martin Tobias
Lenina Olivas
Lara Nagy
Hazel McCoy
Jill Musser
Janine Belletire

To show at this venue, please Contact: 
Hazel McCoy at 
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1303 S. Bross Ln. Longmont

Currently showing:

Ruth Newell is currently showing at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church gallery.  Beautiful work.  

We would be pleased to showcase LAG members for March, April,May and of course anytime after that.
Contact Lynne at 

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

February - March
Lynn Daignault 

Lynn Daignault is the LAG featured artist for
the next few months at Danish Furniture.
Stop by and see !

Please call Nan Sanford at  307-421-1255  if you are interested in showing at this new venue!  You will be allowed up to ten pieces, depending on size and they will be displayed for 2 months.
Darla Bostick's Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshop 
NM and Art Abroad Opportunity

Why stay at home when you can immerse yourself in art somewhere new at Darla's 11th/12th Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshops AND the 2018 Art Adventure Abroad to Denmark & Germany!   Darla Bostick's 11th/12th Annual Ghost Ranch Retreat Workshops in Abiquiu, NM. Now there are 2 workshops!

Spring 11th Annual Ghost Ranch Retreat Workshop Monday, 4-Sunday, 10 June (more medias...more fun!) A season of renewal at Ghost Ranch--leans heavier on all kinds of materials---textiles and dye, printing, painting, pouring and more!

Fall 12th Annual Ghost Ranch Retreat Workshop Sunday, 30 Sept-Saturday, 6 Oct --untraditional watercolor workshop combines the media of photography, watercolor, ink, acrylic and more--using watercolor paper, clayboard, etc!)

Relax, enjoy, create! Live at the Ranch for 7 days/6 nights! P lein air opportunities and the comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted the local magnificent area. Tour the O'Keeffe studio/home. Limited to 18 participants. New room and board pricing provides the ultimate discount when sharing a room (bring a friend/spouse)!  Daily demos, slide presentations, door prizes and optional happy hour. D etails appear on Darla's registration tab 

See why Georgia O'Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Spaces now filling for both workshops. Unclaimed rooms are released 6 weeks before the workshop. Don't want to fly? You can ride with me from Denton, TX or caravan!
Darla's Art Adventure Abroad 2018:  If you want something more, I am leading a group to Copenhagen, Denmark and then to Hamburg and Berlin, Germany 26 June-8 July! Only 10 in the group, complete details on my website!
If you have a facebook account, please help spread the word!

Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660       Email:

Nancy Champion
March 2 - 30, 2018, Nancy Champion will have an exhibit of Landscapes & Flowers
(acrylic painting and mixed media) at the Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St.
Erie, CO. Hours to view the artwork: 
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday
&; Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Enjoy!

Visit Good Eats Grill, to view art exhibit of Flowers through the end of March in acrylic.

Iryiel Cochran

Has just launched her new website!  Please visit and give your support!
Lydia Potoff
Longmont Museum Featured Artist  March 16th

On March 16th I will be the featured artist at the Longmont Museum for their Friday Afternoon Concert and Art Show. 
I'll have original artwork and prints and cards  for sale and be demoing pastel painting starting at 1:30 pm. Please join me!

Ginga Brazilian Band will be performing.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the concert go to:
Jill Rumley
Jill Rumley was recently elected to sit on a committee for Longmont's Art in Public Places (AIPP)

The task was to choose a new sculpture to be installed on the St. Vrain Greenway at Golden Ponds. The committee successfully chose a wonderful bronze sculpture to be installed Summer 2018. 

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P.O. Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242